New Man’s health TV series online

Wayne “Buck” Shelford

Ex-All Black captain and all round New Zealand celebrity Buck Shelford is fronting a new TV show “Death Threat“. The show “talent” is Buck (host), Dr Lance O’Sullivan (New Zealander of the year and legendary general practitioner), and myself.

Episode 1 is up now and the remaining nine shows will follow each week.  Its a pretty good watch with some good lifetyle changes made by all those involved.   All the work was done out of our lab, fitness facilities, and consulting rooms at AUT Millennium,

Revel and wife from this week’s episode

This builds on our book “Buck up: The real bloke’s guide to getting healthy and living longer” which we wrote a couple of years back. We are both concerned that men in this country just don’t always do enough thinking (and action) about their health and well being.  This is especially so for Maori men.  Therefore, much of our work has been aimed at targeting men and Maori men.  The show is very bi-lingual in a cool way. It shows off the best of Maori culture and doesn’t hide form the health problems through the toxic food environment.

I pitched in there the low cab message, as much as possible, in the context of the conventional medical approach I was working in….enjoy

Author: Prof. Grant Schofield

I am Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health at Auckland University of Technology and director of the university's Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand. My research and teaching interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I live by the motto "be the best you can be" and have a strong commitment to peak performance in which I also do consulting work. I’ve been interested in human health and performance for my whole career. I started in psychology, went into sport and exercise psychology, then into public health, especially physical activity, then obesity. There have been some twists and turns along the way, which are the reasons for why I do what I do – you can read about those in my first blog entry. I want to know how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, pubic health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing. In my blog, I cover these topics under the broad heading of the Science of Human Potential.

5 thoughts on “New Man’s health TV series online”

  1. Kia Ora Team. This program is most encouraging and will greatly apply to our PI community as well. I saw a hint of saturated fat still being demonized..perhaps some explanation of the difference between good and bad fats will be explained. I especially liked the insight given around how health affects family lives…excellent !
    Amazing work you are doing,
    Trish 🙂

  2. Good morning. I was extrmemely impressed with the no nonsense approach that Buck has in supporting people.
    I currently work and run a health service in a health field where motivation is nil, skills and literacy are almost zero, and a mans ability to make healthy choices very limited. I manage men who’s weight is in the 190kg range, pre diabetic or type 2 diabetic, heart conditions ,sleep apneoa, and depression are the norm.
    I would welcome contact, if Buck could help with these guys – mostly whom are of Maori descent.
    We would love to make a difference for these men, but trying to motivate these men into making positive change is the hardest area i have ever had to work in.
    Cherryl Robertson
    Health Manager
    Waikeria Prison

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